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this developing story. trish. >> reporter: well, monica, john dougherty the well known union leader is back inside his home now after about five hours of fbi and irs agents going in and out of his home. it was one of many sites raided today by the fbi. dougherty says he's cooperating but doesn't know why the raids are happening at all. >> i've been under scrutiny my whole life. i don't understand why. maybe it's because i win too much. >> reporter: the well known union leader emphasized his community service and dedication to the electric's union while the fbi raided his house. as the day went on agents brought boxes out of dougherty's home on the 1900 block of east moyamensing avenue his sister's home next door was also searched. the local 98 leader was surrounded by supporters a few doors down. agents also spent the day raiding dougherty's pub on seconds street and the ibew local 98 headquarters at 17th and spring garden. dozens of boxes were brought out of the union hall and loadd into a truck.
the fbi has made no comment as to the nature of the investigation. a spokesperson for local 98 answered questions saying the union is subject to multiple audits a year and he doesn't know why it would come under financial scrutiny by the feds. >> i can also tell you that it's somewhat puzzling that they're investigating john's home because nothing in john's home or about john's home has changed in the the last 10 years since the last time the fbi raided john's home. >> reporter: dougherty was never charged after that 2006 raid. "action news" spoke with former federal prosecutor george perry about today's raids during which a number of warrants were served. >> it would be fair to say that they're not fooling around. they have reason to believe that crimes are being committed and they have reason to believe that the searches that they're conducting will produce evidence of those crimes. >> reporter: now, the fbi is asking anyone who may have pertinent information to the investigation to give them a call. that number 215-418-4000. live in south philadelphia,
trish hartman channel6 "action news." >> thank you, trish. also caught up in that raid city councilman bobby henon a long time local 98 official. investigators conducted raids on both his office and his home in the city's torresdale section. "action news" tried to get a comment there but was unsuccessful. >> philadelphia mayor jim kenney has worked closely with both dougherty and henon but when we caught up with him today he said he knew as much as the media which is not very much. >> i know basically what you know. and as it plays out we'll see what happens bullet i don't have any other information and you can ask the question 20 different ways but there won't be any comment because i don't have any information. >> the mayor also said his office has not been asked for anything by the fbi. and this is investigation is now crossed state lines. fbi agents took guns out of a warehouse in berlin, new jersey. this is at mjk electrical on cross keys road in berlin. coming up tonight at 6:00 we're live at the warehouse with more on this part of the
investigation. and we're following this story every step of the way on line at 6abc.com. we'll alert to you any developments as the investigation continues to unfold. you can also get updates by following the "action news" team on social media. >> court was not in session today for many folks at the criminal justice center in center city. this a day after an elevator accident left two people injured. "action news" reporter katherine scott was there as folks showed up for court and then were turned away. >> reporter: caution tape at the side doors officers posted in the front. many who showed up to the criminal justice center today had to turn right back around since the courthouse was closed for most matters. >> no court today. the building is closed. >> i was here just to see my judge and i was supposed to go up to her officers i had a meeting land with her and i didn't hear anything. >> reporter: thursday morning first responders rushed to 13th and filbert after a malfunction.
after the courthouse was evacuated it shut down for the rest of thursday. it remained closed today for most operations but not everybody heard. >> i got a lawyer i can talk to, yeah. i'm wondering why he ain't call me if it was closed yesterday and today, too, so he's got some explaining to do. >> come back monday or whatever day they said they would send out a notice when i can come back again. >> reporter: court clerk beverly smith was released from hospital with minor injuries. sheriff's office sergeant paul owens was seriously injured breaking bones in his back. i spoke with the sheriff today. he says his sergeant's surgery was successful but veal to remain in the hospital for a few more days as he continues to recover. on the court's web site it says people involved in trials already in progress are to report back to the courthouse on monday. all perspective jurors witnesses victims and defendants who were supposed to appear for a trial or matter today should wait to be notified by the court as to when they're required to
appear. as for what caused the elevator to malfunction, it all remains under investigation. in center city, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." >> a hotel robbery is under investigation tonight in south philadelphia. after two men broke into a guest's room while he was sleeping. this is surveillance video of the suspects. they are seen here on the eighth floor of the penrose hotel last month. they somehow broke into a room and stole a 23-year-old man's laptop, his wallet and credit cards. police believe the victim was asleep the entire time. they're now looking for the robbers. >> newly released video is shedding new light on what happened in the moments leading up to the fatal shooting of a chicago teenager. officers were chasing that teen through a neighborhood after he he fled from what was said to be a stolen car. one of the officers then shot him in the back. abcs ray ramundi joins us livism monica that video was rehe leased just nine days after the shooting. it's all part of new
departmental policy which calls for video police shootings to be made public within 60 days. despite the release of that video tonight there's still questions on what happened right before that fatal shot was fired claw not caught on --t caught on camera. watch the moment right before police officers first encounter 18-year-old paul o'neill driving what they say is a stolen car. you see one of the officers drawing his gun. and then that right into the squad car. several shots are fired as the car speeds off. you can see it just narrowly misses the officer. the video released by an independent police review authority. o'neill's family seeing it for the first time. >> it was disturbing. very disturbing. not the way anything supposed to be done. >> reporter: body cam video shows o'neill running away. police finally catching up with o'neill.
the next video shows o'neill already lying on the ground. what you don't see is the moment when o'neill is shot. police say the body camera malfunctioned or fell off during the chase. today the backlash as group of protestors not allowing the superintendent to speak but on the night of the incident police explained their version of what happened. >> the driver of the stolen vehicle putter the vehicle in drive and literally forced his way out by sideswiping both the squad car and a vehicle that was parked on the street. >> reporter: and the three police officers involved in that shooting have been removed from duty pending an investigation. a police representative says there was no misconduct and says the release of this video he could jeopardize officers safe track he too. live tonight here in new york, ray ramundi channel6 "action news. rick back to you. >> experts confirm it was a tornado that cut a path of
destruction through two of northerly len's most well known neighborhoods. the tornado touched down in the city's seventh ward and the treem neighborhoods. the storm caused two abandoned homes to collapse and significant damage to five more homes. resident and cleanup crews were out removing debris from streets and sidewalks. >> one of the biggest music festivals of the summer is getting under way at this hour. musikfest in bethlehem where the doors opened a few moments ago. the festival features a diverse group of headliners from run dmc to lady antebellum. it starts as well tomorrow at 5:00 and 6abc is proud to be a musikfest partner again this year, our 12th year in a he row of being there and it's an incredibly great time. >> yes, it is. good food too. time for a check of our "action news" traffic report friday night. >> let's say hi to matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. >> most importantly great food, yes. good afternoon rick and monica.
if you're headed to musikfest or the poconos this afternoon we've got slowing for you on the westbound schuylkill as you pass conshohocken and head out toward 476 the blue route. there was an earlier crash on the northbound blue route approaching the mid-county tolls that got us off to a bad start this afternoon. and it's still a very bad situation on the pennsylvania turnpike westbound. you want to avoid this jammed solid from downingtown out to approaching morgantown where there's a crash in the left lane. speeds are just around 11 miles per hour. so headed west this afternoon maybe use 422, stay local on 322 or even stay down other 30 bypass but the westbound turnpike not where you want to be. have a crash along pawlings road at 23 and today route 23 nut road closed near phoenixville, that's for about a week and a half. 113 your alternate around that construction. this is 95 southbound side little sluggish by cottman. had an earlier broken down vehicle by allegheny but that's now gone. here on 295 in camden county still seeing a slow travel time but the southbound pace has definitely picked up. now that that crash near the white horse pike is gone. crash on the a.c. expressway mostly off to the side now but
in the backlog there was one on 42 southbound approaching the expressway so a lane is blocked there and speeds just in the 20's as you head down the shore. we'll check it again rick and monica, in the next half hour. >> okay, see you then. thank you, matt. much more still to come, it is fitness friday and we are focusing tonight on some young athletes who are hoping to hit the peak of their talent. they're doing so by attending a unique program right here in our area. see me coming up -- >> or not. also coming up facebook wants to put the face back in its mobile app. the new program they're testing that will turn your camera on when you log on. cecily. >> well, humidity levels are on the rise. get ready for a steamy saturday along with a threat of storms. i'll have details on the timing and what to expect behind that system coming up in the "action news" forecast when "action news" returns. hello!
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>> another case of travel related zika reported in florida and that brings the total now to 16. the newest case was discovered in an area of miami dade county. experts say the state's cases are clustered around a small area and it is not considered widespread transmission. nonetheless pregnant women are advised to avoid nonessential travel to that area. >> health check tonight. it is fitness friday and we take a look at a unique gym in
south jersey that helps student athletes get in tiptop shape like me. >> health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman joining us at the big board with the latest. hi ali. >> i don't know if you can hang with these kids, rick, sorry. >> of course not. >> it is conditioning it's also flexibility exercises all designed for each individual student and designed to help preventer injuries. now for some it may be the off season, for others they're gearing up to go back on the field. this isn't your typical gym nor are these typical athletes. many are elite student athletes in middle school, high school and college. some even hoping to go pro. they're working on speed and strength and also mobility. >> good, you're good. fight through it. >> reporter: keith scott is owner of impact training and fitness in west berlin new jersey. he combines his sports medicine background with sports performance. >> if you're in a sport and you're trying up your
performance then this is where you come to do it. >> reporter: everyone here works out together but they're following their own specific program. exercises are tailored for different sports and even different positions. to keep kids conditioned and injury free. 19-year-old mike is a college baseball pitcher. he says impact training helped him throw faster and safer. >> if i can go he into games longer too and the next day i feel feel better feel better conditioned and left lane he theism aside from baseball. >> it's a full gamut. we he train field hockey lacrosse both boys and girls basketball, wrestling. we have a big football population. >> reporter: 20-year-old christine used to play lacrosse and soccer. now in college she wants to stay in shape. she says she wasn't very strong when she started. as you can see, things have changed. >> it's a really good thing for your confidence. i just feel better overall like mentally physically. >> reporter: scott says everyone starts slow learning proper technique and although
many kids here compete with each other during the school year, at impact, they're on the same team. and scott says every student starts with a full assessment. they also have a program just for baseball players and boot camps for adults. the prices for student training sessions start at about $30. we have more details on 6abc.com. rick and monica, they have adult boot camps now. >> i think i need a nap just watching. >> amazon prime is about to take flight. >> also how would you like to open your facebook app and see your own face? a new program is being tested that will give facebook permission to turn on your camera. we'll tell you why when h when e come back. (vo) we went to hollywood to ask
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unemployed fell only slightly. meanwhile amazon is taking to the skies to get packages to your door. the company he's first cargo jet is taking off today. 40 planes branded as prime air will help speed up deliveries. despite its growing fleet of aircraft amazon says it will continues using fedex ups and other transportation partners. >> facebook testing a new feature that will turn the camera on you when you open the mobile app. facebook app use nears canada and brazil are greeted by a large live image of their own face. they can text or overlay drawings. it is seen as an attempt to compete with snap chat. facebook hopes it will tempt people into sharing more original content instead of just reacting to content that shows up in their news feeds. on tuesday facebook introduced a video collage called instagram stories just like the feature already on snapchat. a new resource for members of philadelphia's latino
community. today the empower hispanic america technology center reopened in its new fishtown location with upgraded computers and software. at&t paid for this state of the art equipment. it will help the latino community with job applications and training as well as online citizenship services. >> and still to cup on "action news" at 5:00 tonight a second of the forecast and the weekend. >> yes, taking you live outside sky6 hd showing you cape may, new jersey. lots of folks enjoying a day on the beach and why not? how beautiful. meteorologist cecily tynan with the exclusive accuweather five day when "action news" comes right back.
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>> this garden in independence national historical park is a culinary trip back in time. the vegetables grown here are the same kind found in our area back in the 1700's. in fact, the squash being grown in the same strain grown by thomas jefferson. >> hm. >> the garden is being tended by teenagers from philadelphia and camden. they've been working as parts of a six week program that teaches them how to grow and take care of vegetables. sometimes when cecily cooks it tastes like it's from the 1700's. >> when have you ever had any of my cooking. >> i had some broccoli slaw tasted like the declaration of independence. >> that's good fore what ails you. taking a look in atlantic city where a lot of folks are on the beaches, in the water.
this week the problem at the shore has been the easterly flow that has been causing a lot of rip currents, so there have been a lot of water rescues. fortunately as we head through the weekend the winds will be shifting more westerly and that will get rid of the rip current risk. right now 84 degrees in philadelphia. allentown 80, wilmington 81. trenton 83. cape may and atlantic city airport currently 79 and the dewpoints are beginning to rise. officially at the airport in philadelphia the dewpoint is still 63 degrees but you can see just to our south we have dewpoints in the 70's and you can see those stream lines. that will be our wind direction as we head to the evening hours so tonight you will feel the moisture in the air. it will get very muggy overnighter. and satellite6 along with action radar showing the system i'm tracking for tomorrow, it's a cold front. it's across the great lakes and this will be moving through and a heads of it he we get those winds out of the southwest so that will really bump up the temperatures. our afternoon high about 91 degrees in philadelphia.
the heat index in the upper 90's. the morning should be fine as far as storms. if you have any garage sales or activities it should be dry but the afternoon is when we'll begin to see the scattered line of gusty thunderstorms. looks like around 1 o'clock most of the activity will be across the northwest suburbs but then it should be moving through the i-95 corridor by about 3:30, 4 o'clock and it's a pretty quick moving system. the bulk of the storms should be exiting the coast by about 7 o'clock so the coldplay concert tomorrow night, you should be fine and it's going to be one of these situations not everyone gets the storms. they will be a scattered line but anyone who does will get hit pretty hard. lightning, some heavy downpours, so as soon as you hear that rumble of thunder get off the beaches. get out of the pool, gusty winds and small hail possible and again ahead of that system it's going to be steamy way heat index in the upper 90's. so, your weekend kickoff forecast down the shore, warm and humid, 88 degrees. the shore, you will get the storms last. they should be holding off
until late in the afternoon. philadelphia 91 degrees, a heat index about 99. storms in the midafternoon between about 3 o'clock and 5 o'clock. the poconos, you get the storms first, 80 degrees with storms arriving as early as lunchtime. association its five day at 5:00 showing tomorrow steam he mee and stormy 91 degrees. a breath of fresh air returns on sunday, low humidity on the warm side 89. monday just beautiful 86. we warm up to 87 and wednesday it gets hot and humid with a high of 90 degrees and newly engaged meteorologist melissa magee will let us know if that's the beginning of a heat wave coming up in the next half hour. you guys see her ring. >> i did. >> i had to go like this. >> we're so happy for her. >> much more still ahead on our next half hour of "action news" at 5:00. victory for an atlantic city man who took on a corporation to save his family home. >> one wrong move puts a mountain climb intera desperate situation.
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williams and monica malpass. >> hello again and here's what's happening on "action news" tonight. hillary clinton talks about her e-mail scandal with hundreds of journalists today. while donald trump back tracks on statements he he made about an iranian videotape. a trusted coach is behind bars accused of sexually assaulting one of his students. and remember the car free streets in and around philadelphia during pope francis' visit last year. the city is making that happen again. >> and we begin with politics tonight. what a week it's been on the campaign trail for both presidential candidates. questions about inner campaign turmoil within the donald trump camp has him on the defensive tonight while facing falling poll numbers. >> this while hillary clinton goes on the offensive attac attacking her political rival. >> what i have been saying throughout this whole year and that is that i never sent or received anything that was
marked classified. >> clinton revisited her e-mail scandal and took questions from a room filled with hundreds of journalists today in washington, d.c. she encouraged them to continue to hold her and opponent donald trump accountable for their actions. >> but let's say somebody like hillary clinton makes this statement we will never abandon our allies. i think those statements are beautiful, i think they're great but one problem. when you go in and say we will never ever abandon you but you have to pay us more money, they're going to say we're not going to pay you more money if you're not going to abandon us. you always have to be prepared. >> meanwhile donald trump called hillary clinton "the clean of corruption" and claimed she does not have the toughness to handle international affairs. >> abc's lana zak is live in washington, d.c. tonight with more on the campaign trail. >> reporter: hi rick and monica. trump also called clinton unhinged and pointed out that while she took some questions
from journalists today it has been nearly 254 days since her last formal press conference. hillary clinton is trying to recruit defectors from donald trump. >> i have been trying to understand what it is that has driven people to support trump. let's not lose sight of the real pain that many americans are feeling because the economy has left them behind. >> reporter: clinton going on the attack. >> we need to stand up as a country and say that donald trump doesn't represent who we are and what he we believe. >> reporter: her message resonating with a surprising audience republicans. the latest a member of president reagan's administration writing trump is tempermentally unfit to be president of the united states and the thought of him having access to nuclear codes is unnerving. for the first time in my life i am voting for a democrat for president. >> she's really pretty close
to unhinged. >> reporter: donald trump lobbing the same accusations he's been facing recently at clinton. >> i was the first one i believe to use the word unfit in referring to her. now they pick it up and they use it on me. i always that was that i was extremely fit. >> reporter: the latest marist poll showing hillary clinton up by 15 points. and you can actually see donald trump in a change in his campaign. he he tweeted this morning a correction on a facts what error about the plane that was carrying iranian money back to iran and we noticed just moments ago in his campaign stop in iowa, he was less bombastic trump he had notes in front of him, he seemed more contained and we also saw that in the audience as well. so, all of this interesting stuff continues to play out here on the campaign trail. reporting live from washington, lana zak, channel6 "action news. back to you, rick. >> lana thank. you can download the 6abc news app this election season to get breaking news alerts
from the campaign trail and live results on election night. the 6abc news app is a free download for your mobile device. >> a montgomery county gymnastics coach is behind bars on a half million dollars bail accused of sexually assaulting one of his students. he is 33-year-old michael erb of hat bore he row. he's charged with sexually assaulting the girl multiple times start willing she was eight years old and going until she was 11 years old. authorities say it happened while erb acted as the girl's caretaker. >> the pennsylvania supreme court has rejected state attorney general kathleen kane's request to delay her trial which is set to start on monday. last year the montgomery county d.a.'s office charged kane with perjury and abuse of power for allegedly lying under oath before a grand jury. the attorney general addressed today's ruling while she was in ardmore to announce the more than 500 child predator suspects that have now been arrested since 2013. >> my thought is that i live to fight another day and most importantly as we see here today i live to fight another
day in doing my job for the people who elected me. >> jury selection is scheduled to begin on monday. kane has he rejected calls to resign from governor tom wolf and other lawmakers. >> we have an update to a story we first brought you two years ago involving an atlantic city piano tuner who was fighting to keep his family home from being seized through eminent domain. today a judge ruled in his favor. 69-year-old collar he lee bern because in a tan jacket here can keep his home which is located in the shadow of the revel cass he no, sir. the judge ruled that the casino reinvestment authority's attempt to condemn there house is an abuse of eminent domain power and exceeds the agency's authority. we have a warning for anyone visiting the jersey shore this weekend. seaside heights beach patrol tells "action news" they have made at least five rescues in very rough surf last night and there's a moderate risk for rip currents along the entire coast so if you're going to venture into the water only do it please when a lifeguard is on duty.
>> well, it was a move that many applauded during pope francis' visit to philadelphia last september. miles of car free streets in and around the city. officials are making plans to do it again in the next few weeks. and "action news" reporter jeanette reyes has those details. >> reporter: any time philadelphians hear the words street closure it's usually not met with this reaction. >> i think it's great. i mean, i was around for when the pope was here and they closed off all the streets and what a great energy and vibe. i think if they close off the street i think we've all been waiting for it in the city. >> reporter: but today mayor jim kenney and other officials are asking residents to embrace a new initiative that sets out to do just that. philly free streets will shut down a 7-mile route from river to river south street to mlk drive in west fairmount park on september 24th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 in the afternoon. here's where it's different though. the city wants the streets to be flooded with foot traffic and cyclists. >> it's a great way to experience from south street to main street and to get a
glimpse of things that you would not see moving 40 miles an hour through the streets in a vehicle. >> reporter: some businesses owners and employees are excited about the potential for new customers. >> if they're parking somewhere else and it's free rain to like come and walk down the street i think it will bring a lot more people in. >> reporter: others like aaron wilson say it's bad for business and it hurts his bottom line. >> when the people are walking, you think they going to walk right in here. but these people that's walking, they don't know about the businesses. you have -- the people have to know about this business, this business so you want to get two to 3 percent in oh, yeah lets just walk up in here. >> reporter: if you would like more information on this event or maybe you'd like to volunteer, you can go ahead and visits our web side at 6abc.com. reporting on south street jeanette reyes channel6 "action news. >> thank you jeanette. >> time for an update on our highways and by ways on a friday night. >> over to matt pelman to see
what's going on. >> played it to the first friday in august. now we have to make it down the shore on this friday afternoon. if there's one spot where you don't want to crash on a friday afternoon in the summer time it's here on 42 southbound by the a.c. expressway. but there was an accident, was that pushed on the shoulder, just cleared out a couple minutes ago. still you're looking at a stop and go ride coming southbound on 42 off the walt whitman bridge the whole way on down to this point at the a.c. expressway. not a solid line but definitely stop and go. if you use 322 to get down the shore through gloucester county watch out there is a crash along 322 near oak grove road. and we had a crash on the pennsylvania turnpike. i was telling you about it westbound approaching morgantown. that cleared. we were starting to pick up the pace though but then in the backlog there was a second accident so a lane blocked there. you're seeing westbound coming away from malvern. at one point i was saying use 422 westbound instead. there was an accident there, too a westbound side approaching sanatoga but speeds don't look too awful.
that's the bit of good news. mill for township bucks county a crash closing hillcrest road. stick with allentown road to get around it. a little sluggishness headed northbound on the nex towards musikfest in the poconos tonight but not unbearable. delays on the regional rails worst we've seen this afternoon is about 20 minutes. enjoy your weekends rick and monica. >> you too. >> thanks matt. >> a day of adventure quickly turned into a crisis for a california man. next on "action news" how a hiker managed to survive a frightening fall. >> and it's one of the the most memorable moments for any med student. and "action news is in north philadelphia today to capture it. and melissa is in for adam tonight way check of the forecast. hey, melissa. >> hi rick. going to be a hot one tomorrow. future tracker6 temperatures showing it will feel like temperatures will be in the upper 90's close to 100 here in philadelphia. i'm also tracking the threat of showers and storms. details with the accuweather forecast. >> all right. those stories and much more when "action news" continues in a moment.
blew the front door of the home across the street into a neighbor's yard. glass and other debris littered the road. doctors say that none of the victims' injuries appears to be life-threatening fortunately. a mountain climber had to be rescued after he slipped down a mountain in central california. helicopter shows them hoisting the climber to safety. a gps emergency locator helped them find the plan on wednesday. crews say the man was injured but is expected to make a full recovery. >> time for sports. jeff is here and the eagles' injuries are starting to pile up. >> head coach doug pederson says he's not second guessing his decision to have live. matthews hurts his knee today. you have to wonder what's going on here. the last two days four eagles starters left practice with injuries including sam bradford's top two targets today both receiver jordan matthews and tight end jack ertz leave with minor nicks raising the question should they be hitting.
ertz was cleared of a concussion but he's not too happy after practice today because a few of the rookies have been hitting him too low and too aggressive in camp. everyone agrees with doug pederson's plan to live tackle in camp. there's a right way and a wrong way to do things. >> guys got to be pros. these rookies are coming in they don't know what the atmosphere is like. >> i tried get the message across too we protect each other, try not to go low if you can't, you know, h reactionary stuff and you can't fault the players for trying to make plays. >> while injuries are piling up the eagles get two back on the field today for the first time in camp. starting right guard brandon brooks out there along with starting running back ryan matthews. while limited matthews gives them a burst in the back field only one other rusher in the nfl had more yards per carry last year. >> good to see him put the ball in his hands a little bit see how he was running around and i thought he he did a nice
job when he was in there and we'll just keep giving him more and more every day. >> yes, he's still here. despite being talked about nonstop leading up to the trade deadline phillies starter jeremy hellickson is still starting for the please. the phillies hit the west coast tonight. facing the padres. now despite losing an extra -- in extra innings the phils are coming off an impressive series win against the giants. the phils who are eight back in the wild card are still fighting here late in the season. >> we feel like if we play good baseball we can play with anyone. that i think showed this series. hopefully we can carry this throughout the road trip and hopefully make a little playoff push here but i think it shows the kind of team we could be. >> for the future. sixers fans who want to get a glimpse of allen iverson again you're in luck. a.i. will be on the sidelines coaching for charity tonight in north philadelphia. the sixers legend and hall of fame inductee is hosting a
celebrity basketball game tonight at the liacouras center at temple university. iverson is raising money for the philadelphia police athletic league and i choose life foundation. >> if i can touch one kid's life and impact one kid's life in a positive way, then i did my job. you know what i mean, i did god's will you know what i mean. i might not touch everybody but as long as one kid get it or even an adult, you know what i mean, if somebody get a positive message from me, i'm cool with it. >> we would all be cool if we saw allen iverson play again. one more cross over. >> two more crossovers. >> northeast regional council of carpenters delivered four new brand new picnic tables for free to the bridesburg boys and girls club. they built the tables. they saw their hard work pay off when the kids gave them a round of applause as the tables were set in place. last week volunteer carpenters
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the high waters. the storm knocked out power to thousands of folks and even delayed airline flights. >> time for another check of the weekend forecast. meteorologist melissa magee is here now and only one of the days will really be sweaty it won't be too bad as we get into the second half of our weekend. tomorrow guys the heat will be turning up and also he shows showers and storms we're tracking as well. here's storm tracker6 live double scan radar. it's dry, no issues with precipitation right now. things will be changing as we get into saturday evening. outsigh we go, the action cam was outside earlier today. we are smelling the flowers. you could see the sun flowers there really comfortable conditions we've got a mostly cloudy sky right now. partly to mostly cloudy depending on your location but we're staying pretty calm for the rest of tonight. the high today in philadelphia coming in at 84. that's where we're sitting currently. 80 in allentown, 70 in the poconos. at the coast in cape may 79 out to the west of lancaster coming in at 77. we've got a southwesterly wind so as we go throughout the rest of the overnight hours you're going to notice an
increase in the humidity. here's satellite6 along with action radar. you can see it's dry and quiet right now but the moisture is starting to gather to our south and west and there's that cold front out across the eastern great lakes. that will be working its way into our region as we get into saturday afternoon. ly so the call from accuweather over the next 12 hours turning soupy. you'll notice the difference in the humidity levels. clouds and stars otherwise. dropping down to 68 in the suburbs and 73 in philadelphia for the overnight low. so the humidity will be on the rise and it's going have an impact on the temperatures. the heat index tracker is showing you along the i-95 metro area by 10 o'clock in the morning feeling like 89 degrees. as we get into 2 o'clock in the afternoon numbers in the upper 90's and at that time we're also going to be tracking some unsettled weather. so here's the setup for us on our saturday. there's the cold front that moves on through. ahead of that it's hazy, hot and humid with a high of 91. but heat indices from the upper 90's in some locations and we've got those gusty showers and storms on the way. cold front sags to our south
and east. by sunday high pressure returns, it's very warm with a high temperature up to 89 degrees. it's warm but less humid with men he tea of sunshine to enjoy so definitely the pick of the two over the weekend. down the shore, the ocean temperature coming in at 78 degrees. late day showers and storms on the way tomorrow. otherwise a high of 88. on sunday it is sunny and nice with a high coming in at 86 degrees. in the poconos showers and storms affect you early in the day, a high of 80 degrees but it's bright and refreshing in the wake of that cold front on sunday with a high temperature at 78. here's the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast. it is muggy on saturday with those gusty showers and storms, a high of 91 degrees. but feeling quite unbearable especially with the humidity on the rise. remember heat indices from the upper 90's. on sunday warm with lower humidity as high pressure returns, a high temperature up to 89 degrees and we'll keep that pattern going as we get into early next week as well. on monday sunny, delightful and at 86 degrees. still staying comfortable on tuesday with plenty of
sunshine, high temperature up to 87. hot and more humid the pattern change midweek with a high temperature of 90 degrees. thursday hot, humid with a shower or storm around and at 90 degrees and still rather muggy as we get into next friday, guys and the phils back at home, high temperature then coming in at 88 degrees. so, the humidity increases tonight. you notice the difference tomorrow. then by sunday we're looking okay. >> okay. >> thank you. >> thank you. you can find the seven-day forecast and a live look at storm tracker6 double scan radar any time of day by going to our web site. just led t head to 6abc.com/wea. >> the surf is up in ocean city. music pier hosting its yearly surf art festival. two dozen surf and beach inspired artists are taking part. there will be harder demonstrations book signings even surf yoga. this festival coincides with the long running boardwalk art show. >> ♪
>> it's become a common practice at medical schools across the country and today it was temple university's turn. the annual white coat ceremony for first year med students sort of a rite of passage into the medical profession. 204 new students the class of 2020 were presented with their white coats that they'll wear during their medical education as anodes yens of friends family and faculty watched proudly. >> terrific. nice milestone. the "action news team is standing by with these stories. the fbi and i.r.s. take aim at one of the most persuasive people in philadelphia
politics union boss john dougherty. >> new information on when philadelphia cjc could reopen after an elevator accident hurt two people. >> the project to redo the 202 circle in flemington is causing big problems for the businesses nearby. i'm nora muchanic and coming up tonight they talk about how they're being affected. >> those stories and more up next at 6:00 for adam joseph, cecily tynan melissa magee jaime apody jeff skversky rick williams the entire "action news" team i'm monica malpass. join me for "action news" at 6:00 next. >> good night. your daughter wants to stay organic. your husband wants to stay free from artificial ingredients. you want to stay free from artificial preservatives. and your debit card wants to stay on a diet. fill your cart with small victories like giant's nature's promise brand. great prices on over 800 items. eat well for less. only at my giant.
>> ♪ >> half a dozen businesses offices and homes were raided by the fbi today. the target, arguably one of the most influential people in the city of philadelphia, labor boss john dougherty. now the i.r.s. confirms they, too, are involved but so far officials are keeping quiet on the specifics of the case. friday night, jim's off i'm monica malpass and the big story on "action news" is that series of raids that spanned the city of philadelphia and even across state lines into new jersey. so far we know of six investigation sites. dougherty's home and bar, doc's union pub in south philadelphia, headquarters of his union ibew in spring garden a councilman's district office in torresdale, philadelphia city hall and a warehouse in camden county. we have live team coverage for you tonight covering several of those sites visited by the feds today. trish hartman starts us off in front of the dougherty home in south philadelphia. trish.
>> reporter: monica, fbi and i.r.s. agents were in and out of these two homes for hours today. that of union leader john dock he tea and his sister. the investigation is wrapped up for now and both dock he tea and the union say they have nothing to hide. as agents searched his home and brought out evidence in boxes, local 98 leader john dougherty chatted with neighbors and friends several of whom were wearing ibew shirts. when he spoke to the media he emphasized his efforts in the community. >> i clean streets. last week i was on the roof walking by cleaning out gutters because of heavy rain. >> reporter: he and his lawyer looked through paperwork on the sidewalk and bottles of water and refreshments were passed around until the agents let's him back insides. he said he's cooperating fully and says nothing in his home has changed since the last time his home was raided in 2006 in an alleged tax fraud investigation. he was not charged after that raid. >> i represent working middle class people.